Cheryl L. Ziegler, Esq.Attorney, Consumer Enforcement Unit, FDIC

Cheryl L. Ziegler, Esq.

 Ms. Ziegler is a recognized expert in fair housing and fair lending.  She joined the FDIC in 2017 as an attorney in the Consumer Enforcement Unit.  Previously, she served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice and as the Director of the Housing and Community Development Project at the national office of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  She also previously served as the General Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Fair Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she oversaw the work of all HUD fair housing investigators nationwide.  Ms. Ziegler obtained her undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, MI.  She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
Ms. Ziegler has served in numerous leadership positions and on the board of directors of various non-profit organizations.  Among others, she is a past president of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association (GWAC), where she oversaw the establishment of the organization’s American Inn of Court.  For over two decades, she served on the board of directors of the GWAC Foundation, Inc., where she served several terms as treasurer and chairperson.  Under her leadership, the GWAC Foundation acquired office space in the District of Columbia and established scholarships for deserving law students.  For numerous years, she also served on the board of directors of the D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center, where she served in various leadership capacities, including one term as chairperson.